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Ric Ocasek NYT Obit Runs Same Day As Wife’s NYT Ad

Tip o’ the pixel to The Missus September 15th Jon Pareles New York Times obituary of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Dies at 75 A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he wrote … Continue reading

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How the Walter Becker Obits Got Steely Dan All Wrong

Sad to see that Walter Becker, the great guitarist and songwriting partner of Donald Fagen in the redoubtable Steely Dan, died last week at the age of 67. Sadder yet, most obituaries wrote off the Becker/Fagen lyrics as (in the … Continue reading

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The Byrds’ Gene Clark Flies Again

The New York Times featured a piece by Jon Pareles the other day noting the revival of ex-Byrds singer/songwriter Gene Clark and his neglected masterwork No Other. The reputation of Gene Clark’s 1974 album “No Other” — which was initially spurned by its record … Continue reading

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